Utilities, railroads & agreements

Find guidance and expertise for coordinating services for statewide projects and initiatives involving utilities, railroads and agreements. Get the technical guidance and training on agreement development, utility policy and railroad project coordination. Find utility permits and franchise information and resources.

Find guidance and support for statewide highway projects that include impacts to railroad companies, railroad crossing safety projects and highway operation improvements and maintenance.

Find our frequently updated list of Interlocal Agreements, both in-development and in-effect, in compliance with RCW 39.34.040.

Find guidance, forms, tools, and other requirements to obtain utility permits and franchises for the occupancy of highway rights of way. Recipients include the persons, associations, private or municipal corporations, the U.S. Government, or any agency for the purpose of constructing and maintaining lines for water, gas, electricity, telephone, telecommunications, etc.

Find the region contact for your utility work.

Find guidance on the process and necessary documents for submitting a Utility Accommodation Application.

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Improved access to 98.2 miles of upstream fish habitat

through 15 fish passage projects in 2021.

28% increase in the value of exports and imports 

from $90.2 billion in 2020 to $115.5 billion in 2021.